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Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Masterclass

Event Type Law Society Skillnet
Venue Online, On-Demand
CPD Hours CPD hours are dependent on the particular sessions completed
Price €0.00

Aim and Objectives

This masterclass is aimed at solicitors and barristers who advise SMEs, business owners and managers across all industry sectors in Ireland. This interactive online course will provide lawyers with a highly practical and in-depth analysis of the legislation, case law and best practice guidance relating to COVID-19 safety, health and welfare at work and its implications for employers and employees. It will also address the relevant legal principles and new practice and procedure norms. It is specifically tailored for lawyers who wish to update their knowledge and skills in relation to workplace health and safety, employment law and practice, occupiers’ liability and civil liability. Lawyers completing this course will be in a position to advise clients in relation to the legal implications of the new work place norm including remote working.

Topics and speakers

  • The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 – Refresher Overview. 
    Martin Cooney, Partner and Head of Construction Law, Byrne Wallace
  • The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007-2020.
    Martin Cooney, Partner and Head of Construction Law, Byrne Wallace
  • COVID-19 Legislation & Best Practice Guidance – HSE Coronavirus (COVID-19) Best Practice and Guidance; HSA Return to Work Safely Protocol and associated best practice guides; NSAI COVID-19 Workplace Protection and Improvement Guide; Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation guides and templates; Department of Education and Skills guidance and best practice; Department of Justice and Equality legislation and best practice guidance; Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and associated HSE guidance.
    Patrick Mullins, Solicitor, BDM Boylan Solicitors
  • Occupiers Liability Act 1995 and case law precedents. 
    Patrick Mullins, Solicitor, BDM Boylan Solicitors
  • Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 & amending regulations.
    Michelle Loughnane, Partner and Head of the Litigation and Contentious Business Department, Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors
  • Employment legislation relevant to health and safety in the work place.
    Richard Grogan, Partner & Head of Employment & Dispute Resolution, Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors
  • How to prepare for a HSA Inspection
  • Alan Costelloe – Health and Safety Authority

This list of topics could expand due to new Government guidance. It is anticipated that this programme will comprise of 8 - 10 hours of online training divided into 7 modules, with additional hours for independent learning and knowledge checks. The modules will be released over a number of weeks commencing the third week of July and concluding end August 2020. The gradual release of modules ensures that if Government guidance changes updates can be included over the duration of this initiative. Access to this course will close on 31 December 2022. 

Training Delivery Methodology 

This masterclass will be delivered online and will be hosted on the Law Society Finuas Skillnet LegalEDTalks COVID-19 learning management hub. All content produced by our legal experts will be transformed by an eLearning instructional/content designer who will apply various interactive software tools to produce the masterclass into a quality eLearning course in line with best practice. 

This will include interactive audio/visual lectures, interactive knowledge checks, close captioning to comply with disability accessibility, an online resource library comprising all legislation, guidance and protocols and expert subject matter papers designed specifically for this masterclass. Learner tracking, evaluation/reflective surveys and CPD accreditation will be automatically incorporated into this innovative masterclass. 


  •  On receipt of payment, login details will be sent to you by a member of our team via your provided email address. If you have not received login details within 2 working days of your booking please contact us on
  • This course is available from date of registration to 31 December 2022. You should download any course materials you require before this date as you cannot access the course after 31 December 2022.
  • Once you complete each talk session you can avail of the CPD hour(s) on offer for that particular session
  • For  information on CPD requirements see https://www.lawsociety.ie/Solicitors/Practising/CPD-Scheme
  • For full workshop details download the Brochure
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This masterclass is fully funded by Skillnet Ireland, a business support agency of the Government of Ireland.